Ever think about launching a TpT shop? Today’s post will answer some questions and maybe even give a gentle shove of inspiration to help you finally get started.

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Are you a middle school person or a high school person? Today, I’m talking about my student teaching days, back when I taught 6th grade in the morning and 11th grade in the afternoon. Pretty quickly, I knew which path I was going to take.

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Meet Sarah Zerwin, a high school English teacher in Boulder, Colorado. She had enough with traditional grading and has successfully replaced points with feedback in her classes at Fairview High School. Today, I’m reviewing her book* about her experience and pulling out a few ideas that might work for your classroom, too.

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English teachers! Keep your high school students engaged in class right up to the last day of school. Links to all of the items mentioned in this video are listed below.

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This week, I’m focusing on English teacher Kim and her middle school struggle:

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Today’s video in a nutshell: All of my Prezi-based lessons have been updated to include a Google Drive and PDF version of each slide deck. If you’ve ever downloaded any Prezi from my shop (free or paid), go on back over to your TeachersPayTeachers.com account and re-download that item from your “My Purchases” area to […]

Last week’s video got a lot of attention (thanks, YouTube algorithm) and I want to keep the conversation going. This week, my reaction to the 700+ comments I received and some concrete things teachers can do right now to make life a little better for yourself and your students. Links to items mentioned in today’s […]

Last week, blog reader Jenn asked what’s on a lot of teachers’ minds: “Could we maybe address the elephant in the room and that being why so many incredibly amazing teachers are leaving or looking to leave the profession?“ Yup. This is my longest video ever because it turns out I have a l-o-t to […]

A global pandemic, a cross-country move, an identity crisis…yeah, it’s been a weird year. Everything’s upside-down and inside-out right now. Seemed like a good time to fire up the YouTube channel again: Let’s talk! What topics should I cover? What’re you struggling with? How can I help? I’ll do my best to turn your questions […]

Life is hard. Plans fall apart. People disappoint you. And yet… My latest obsession – Wondery’s Imagined Life podcast – details the struggles people faced before they became famous and it always leaves me hopeful. Part biography/part mystery, the program is a fun distraction with a guessing game quality. It’s also a helluva great example […]